How to succeed in your Master's and Doctoral Studies is the first comprehensive and specifically South African text and resource book for postgraduate students and supervisors alike. It covers a wide range of topics related to the management of postgraduate research studies, including:
- The development of a successful research proposal (with examples)
- Research resource management
- How to write a proper literature review
- Conducting your fieldwork
- The logic and structure of the thesis
- A comprehensive map of research designs
- Referencing techniques
- Research ethics
It also has separate chapters on the nature of supervision and the relationship between supervisor and student. A special feature of the book is its extensive references to other sources, including the latest Internet sites and electronic documents. This book is a must for every student who embarks on a master's or doctorate, irrespective of the field.
Johann Mouton is currently Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies and Professor in Sociology at the University of Stellenbosch. He has authored several books on research methodology, including Basic concepts in the methodology of the social sciences (with H.C. Marais) and Understanding social research.